Gretsch serial number dating

Thanks for your interest in dating your Gretsch drums.Here is some basic information on the manufacturing dates of Gretsch Drums.

The badge was round with GRETSCH written across the top and DRUM MAKERS SINCE 1883 along the bottom.Most Gretsch enthusiasts know the legend associated with the development of the 6120.It’s well documented that Atkins was recruited to endorse a signature model in hopes of duplicating the success Gibson enjoyed with its Les Paul model of the early ’50s.With two major fires at the Gretsch factories in the past, most of the historical records were destroyed including any documents referencing serial number details for drum production.Since these records are no longer available, we are unable to provide detailed production years of individual drums based on serial numbers.

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